Monday, June 21, 2010

Testify Monday

I spent 44 years praying that my earthly father would want to be in my life, and that he would begin to love me. Well, as always, not in my time, but God's time, my prayer was answered. My oldest brother passed away in June of 2008, God used his death, to make some major changes in my fathers heart, and life. Through mourning, came healing. My father got saved, and baptized, and started being the father I had always dreamed of, and prayed for. We are now very close, we are not just father and daughter, we are also close friends. I love him so very, very much. And, I can honestly, and very happily say, that he loves me too. Praise God for answered prayer, and precious blessings.

19 comments:

Just Be Real said...

What a beautiful healing post Denise. Touched me, thank you.

Cranberry Morning said...

How wonderful that your father came to know God, even if there were so many years lost here. But eternity is a long time. Blessings!

Andrea said...

OOPS...forgot to tell you: THANK YOU for your prayers, encouragement, and support. You will NEVER know how much they mean to me.
Hugs,
andrea

Andrea said...

This is truly inspiring. My biological father lives life in his own world....I praise GOD for your answered prayer...maybe one day, my father will decide to be a Dad, too.
Hugs,
andrea

Tabitha@ichoosebliss said...

I love how God changes people and circumstances. I'm very happy for you!

Heart2Heart said...

Denise,

I think this is the wish of every daughter of an unbelieving father. How God can change them from the inside out and give us the opportunity to catch a glimpse of what our heavenly Father is really like.

Congratulations as well for winning my P.F. Chang giveaway.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Anne Lang Bundy said...

Denise, I rejoice in the Lord's great goodness to you! How happy I am for you and your father.

Saleslady371 said...

This is very touching. I rejoice with you that God has given you the desire of your heart. Love you, dear sister!

Alicia said...

Makes me want to cry, Denise. God is the restorer of relationships!

Bernie said...

What a wonderful post and there is nothing better than a daughter knowing she is loved and accepted by her father.......:-) Hugs

Debbie said...

What a wonderful testimony that will give hope to many Denise.

Love you,
Debbie

partialemptynester said...

Such greatness! We have an amazing God who loves reconciliation!

Oh, and what fun to be in the same line up as you today on Cranberry Morning's blog!! She's a sweet lady!

Bev said...

that is a beautiful story, i am so happy to hear of the healing of that relationship, god is a god of miracles, and he has given you the desires of your heart...

Connie Arnold said...

Praise God for this wonderful answer to your prayer, the healing and blessings to you and your father! Thank you for sharing this beautiful post!

Diana said...

What a praise! Thank you so much for your prayers.

Lea said...

I'm so happy for you Denise!
And happy for your Dad!!!
God bless you both!!!

holykisses xoxo

Wendy said...

Amazing and beautiful post, Denise! Praise God!!! It gives me hope to keep on praying for my brother, too. We are close, but he is not saved. (He and my nephew are coming for their annual 2-week visit in a couple of weeks.) Thanks for sharing, dearie!
Blessings,
Wendy

Goose Hill Farm said...

PRAISE GOD! Praying for all of you!

Blessings~
Laura

Bernadine said...

So wonderful that God answered your prayers Denise. Thanks for sharing.